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In 1986, Citymeals Co-Founder Gael Greene and then Board Member Joan Weill conceived the Power Lunch for Women as a spoof on the concept of the power breakfast. Over the years, this invitation-only event has taken a permanent slot in the appointment books of New York City’s leading women in business, art, politics, and entertainment.

Power Lunch

A networking imperative for the city’s most influential women – and the handful of generous men who pay $10,000 for the privilege of joining them – the annual lunch is traditionally held the week before Thanksgiving. 

In 2019, we celebrated the 33nd Annual Power Lunch for Women by honoring long-time supporters Thelma Golden, Grace, Chloe and Wendi Murdoch, and Board Member David Rockwell & Rockwell Group. The event raised more than $1.2 million to fund the preparation and delivery of over 150,000 meals for our homebound elderly neighbors.

Power Lunch for Women

See highlights from this year's event. 

Check out event photos.